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Truckin’ Thursdays: Memorable Series Moments Part I

While the Nationwide and Cup series head out west for a visit to Sonoma, the Camping World Truck Series once again sits idle, and until NASCAR adjusts the schedule so these off weeks come along much less frequently, fans are left with quite a bit of downtime in between events. After watching the battle between …

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Tracking the Trucks: Drivin’ For Linemen 200

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Darrell Wallace Jr.'s success in the Camping World Truck Series is great PR for NASCAR, but it's Ron Hornaday who is quietly making a title run.

In a Nutshell: Darrell Wallace, Jr. took the checkered flag 0.329 seconds ahead of German Quiroga to win Saturday night’s Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway International Speedway. Wallace took the lead for the final time with just three laps remaining and held on for his second career victory. Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Ron …

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Going By the Numbers: Calculating NASCAR’s “Biggest Loser”

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Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Kurt Busch are all having solid years as a whole. Each driver has won at least one race — two for Harvick and Logano — meaning Chase berths are upon them as long as something doesn’t go royally screwy and knock them out of the top 30 in …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Eric Phillips Shines as Crew Chief

Kyle Busch’s victory in last weekend’s SFP 250 marked his 37th in the Camping World Truck Series. Depending on which side of the coin you fall, that will either make you groan, or it will make you smile. Perhaps what was more important coming out of that trip to victory lane, was that it was crew chief …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Justin Allgaier on Making Improvements While Being a Rookie and a Father

Justin Allgaier made his Sprint Cup Series debut with HScott Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway last September, a race where he finished 27th, one lap down. Fast forward to this season, and he’s running full time for the Rookie of the Year honors alongside a full crop of young drivers. In 11 starts this season, the …

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Justin Allgaier Remains Positive Despite Kansas Wreck

Saturday night’s 5-Hour Energy 400 was marred by a couple of scary wrecks, one of which involved David Gilliland and rookie Justin Allgaier, among others. Shortly before the wreck, the rookie had dropped back in the field a bit on the previous restart because of a broken shifter. Having only been able to use about …

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Tracking the Trucks: SFP 250

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 3.021 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to win Friday night’s SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. Busch started on the pole and led eight different times for 104 of 267 laps, often running times more than a second faster than most of the field en route to Victory Lane. Joey …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Former Racer Returns To The Fold

After more than a month sitting dormant, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action tomorrow night for the first ever race under the lights at Kansas Speedway. Having sat dormant for so long, most news in the series was silent until this week. Camping World Extends Partnership Just in time for Friday night’s race, …

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Racing to the Point: Ambrose, Mears Fight Decision Will Set Precedent

Generally, when fans think about NASCAR and fighting, they flash back to the Daytona brawl of 1979 — because nothing since has even come close to rivaling it. There are disagreements and shoves every time NASCAR visits a short track, but nothing all that memorable. Brad Keselowski was furious enough at Matt Kenseth on Saturday that he brake-jobbed Kenseth …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Lessons Learned Just Two Races In

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New stars! Feuding teammates! Crash bang action! A race every other month! With so many good stories and legitimate action this year in NASCAR, the Camping World Truck Series has lost much of its marketing momentum simply due to the absence of anything on the schedule.

While the Truck Series season is just two races old, which means we’re still twiddling our thumbs waiting for the next event, still over two weeks away, there are a few observations that can be made early on in 2014. This week, I bring you three lessons learned so far this year as we still …

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